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People get more connected and technology becomes part of our daily life. Between 2014 and 2015 there was a 27% growth of internet traffic in Amsterdam. Eleven out of fifteen Trans-Atlantic data cables are connected with or go through Amsterdam and the AMS-IX is the second largest internet exchange point in the world. In 2016 Amsterdam was ranked second in the European Digital City Index. Do you work on a smarter city? Share your technologies here!

Petra Guerieri, Sales assistant , posted

Smart City projects in Netherlands/Amsterdam

Hello! I do some research for my company and I have to find out who (companies) are the players in the Smart City market (Netherlands/Amsterdam) who have successfully implemented projects without specializing in just one solution - so here I'm looking who offer complete smart city offers that combine several solutions (e-waste, e- bike, e-mobility, smart bench, smart light, smart parking….)? Thank you!

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Jochem Kootstra, Lecturer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Knowledge Quest: Submit Your Example of a Great High Density Environment

Do you know a great example of high density living environments built within the last 30 years? Share your knowledge and contribute to the creation of an open repository via Crowd Creation. To be truly exemplary, the area should include a mixture of functions (at least some of them high-rise) where the physical fabric retains a human scale at street level despite the high density.

You may wonder who's asking for and compiling this information: the Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences is committed to building an open-access repository. Sharing best practices across the globe is becoming increasingly vital, especially as many of our western cities are on the eve of unprecedented densification. As a humble thank you for helping to guide this societal challenge, they've allotted 12 rewards for contributors. Click here to submit a project.

Societal Context
Like many of our Western cities, Amsterdam is on the brink of intensive urban densification. The metropolitan area of Amsterdam plans to add 100,000 new dwellings, mostly within the existing urban fabric. Compact studio apartments and new situational typologies of high-rises are part of the program, which will increase the densification even further. How are we to retain a human scale in these new high-density environments, especially at the street level where our social fabric is shaped? This calls for a new array of examples and precedent studies of successful existing "Great High Density Environments." What are their design properties and how are they programmed? How do they succeed in retaining a human scale?

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Sensing Streetscapes Project

These questions are central to the Sensing Streetscapes Project initiated by the Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). In a consortium of spatial design offices and clients of large scale projects, action research is explored along three lines. First, building on the classic works of Allan Jacobs, Jan Gehl and the like, six of the most-used reference locations for these new environments are deconstructed by research through design. Second, neuro-architectural technologies (eye-trackers) are deployed to uncover the visual impact of the applied design principles: What are the patterns? Do these design solutions indeed mitigate the high density and intensity to a human scale on the level of the streetscape? Finally, an algorithm is developed to trace the most suitable best practices via AI. That’s where you come in.

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Repository of Great Examples by Crowd Creation
Some high profile examples of great high density environments are well known, like in Vancouver, Toronto, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Manhattan. Yet what lesser-known examples of Great High Density Living Environments are out there for us to learn from? Share your knowledge and contribute to the creation of an open repository via Crowd Creation.

In order to frame the search, a list of desired characteristics:

  • Residential environment in an inner city area
  • Built within the last 30 years – or about to be 'opened' soon
  • Built for High Density with some high-rise buildings
  • Success in creating a human scale at eye-level on the street
  • Some level of mixed functions, green design, etc. - anything that increases the livability of the environment

Click here to submit a project.

Hardman Street, Manchester - Image Courtesy of Amsterdam University of Applied SciencesHardman Street, Manchester - Image Courtesy of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

You are, of course, allowed to offer one of your own projects as an example. The deadline for submissions is January 29th, 2021 and as a modest gesture of thanks for helping address this societal challenge, 12 rewards are available to contributors. Out of the projects that fit the characteristics, consortium members will select the contributors who delivered either multiple great examples, surprisingly interesting examples, or in-depth descriptions and pictures. 12 entrants will be randomly selected to be rewarded:

  • 2 will receive personalized book selections on this topic (favorites of the Chair)
  • 6 will receive an Amazon gift card with a value of €50
  • 4 will receive a ticket to the Media Architecture Biennale 2021
  • Winners will be notified personally

Visit the results at https://sensingstreetscapes.com. The website will remain open afterwards, so feel free to keep sending your examples!

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peter durojaye, Student , posted

Dissertation Topics Around Smart Cities

Hello guys, I am seriously needing help in framing a topic for myself. I am currently a MSc Risk student at Durham University. I have always been interested in smart cities and urban analytics in relation to flooding. I will also like to expand on my selected topic for my PhD. Thanks in anticipation for your help.

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Sunny Howd, Student , posted

Residents and planners perception of smart city technology in Amsterdam

Hi im currently doing a dissertation on smart city technology in Amsterdam im really wanting to have peoples views on it. How they feel about the tecnology and whether they have liked the changed around roads and bike lanes etc in the past 10 years or so, im really wanting to know if people know about all the tech incorporated into the city. If anyone would like to get intouch if you feel you could help please send an email to sunnyhowd@outlook.com or message me on here would love to hear from you all!

Kind Regards
Sunny

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Vrusti kiri, smart city design student , posted

Seeking smart city employment opportunities

Hello everyone,
I am seeking employment opportunities within the urban solution and smart city community. I am really eager to get some experience and expand my knowledge in Digitalisation, energy revolution, E mobility, Mobility as a service, sensors, open data. From November onwards, I am available to join an exciting and innovative project which I could collaborate with you on!

I just completed a Master's in Smart City Design from Macromedia university of applied science, Berlin. My master thesis is about the Optimization of existing EV charging infrastructure. I have worked on projects with companies on the topic of digitalization of city, Car-free city, and the use of blockchain. All of the projects include solutions to the challenge, business proposal, and urban solution.

Any known opportunities or advice would be greatly appreciated. Please email me on vrusti.kiri@gmail.com for my resume. Thanks in advance:)!

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Kristina Gorr, Communications Manager at Mozilla Foundation, posted

MozFest Call for Session Proposals

MozFest is a unique hybrid: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world.
That’s why I’m excited to invite you and your community to participate in the first-ever virtual MozFest! Details and submission page here: mzl.la/proposals2021
Anyone can submit a session – you don’t need any particular expertise, just a great project or idea and the desire to collaborate and learn from festival participants. Submit your session idea today! Deadline is November 23: mzl.la/proposals2021

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Riccardo Brusori, Graduate in Business Administration (track Strategic Innovation Management) , posted

Looking for job opportunities related to smart city solutions

Hey there,
I am recently graduated student in Strategic Innovation Management from the University of Groningen. I am looking for a job related to business development or project management concerning smart city solutions. If you know about any vacancies available also for non Dutch speaking people (I am fluent in English, Spanish and Italian) feel free to reach me out. I am super motivated to start working in this area

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Speaking opportunity at event 'How to Get People to Actually Use Contact Tracing Apps' - 3rd of September

The wait is almost over. On the 1st of September, the Netherlands will launch its own contact tracing app to combat COVID-19. In a few weeks time, all Dutch people will be able to use the Coronamelder. But, are people really waiting for this app? Usage is voluntary, however, it is often said that 60% of the population should use the app to ensure effectiveness. Will 60% of the Dutch install an app? What can the government and other stakeholders do to ensure high rates of adoption? And what lessons can we learn from other countries already using contact-tracing apps? Join the international exchange!

Amsterdam Smart City is organizing a Data Dilemmas event on this topic on the 3rd of September! More information can be found here: https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/how-to-get-people-to-actually-use-contact-tracing

Have you been involved in the development, testing or roll-out of a contact-tracing app for covid-19 and would you like to share you experience as a user or professional? Get in touch with Nancy via nancy@amsterdamsmartcity.com with a short explanation on how you would like to contribute to the discussion!

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Siddharth Venkatachalam, Graduate, MSc MADE AMS institute at AMS Institute, posted

Looking for interviewees for Master thesis project.

Hi all! I am Siddharth, a master student at the AMS Institute. For my thesis, I am researching how citizen engagement can contribute to evaluation/assessment of smart city and smart city projects with respect to quality of life. Quality of life is a basic compnent of the smart city but evaluation for quality of life does not happen successfully. How can citizen engagement fill the gap in assessing the smart city and smart projects for quality of life?
If you are a citizen, researcher, project developer, innovator or public official who has any insights or interest in this topic and would like to contribute to my research project please do contact me. I look forward to talking to you!
Cheers!

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Siddharth Daswani, posted

Participants needed for a fun virtual session about responsible technologies in public spaces.

Do you wish to live in a world where everything you do is being monitored by the government like the world described by George Orwell in his novel 1984 or how about be sent to jail before even committing a crime like in the movie and novel Minority Report? I think not then what kind of world do you want to live in? It is a fact that smart technologies are here and governments usage of them is an inevitable future and if we wish for them to use these technologies responsibly then we must first ourselves must know how they should be used. Come be part of a fun virtual session where I will help you reflect a bit on what you desire from your city and in turn, you help me a design master student with his graduation thesis. To participate you can fill this form: https://form.jotform.com/200902554050039 and for the information, you reach out to me

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Isabela Ledo, posted

App developer needed!

Hi everyone! I looking for a developer that could build an application for residents of a housing complex in Amsterdam. If you have experience with that please contact me! Thanks!

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Thomas Alflen, Co-Founder / CEO , posted

Wanted: Launching customer for AI SMART SURVEILLANCE

At Oddity.ai, we make video surveillance smart by recognizing violence, real-time. When violence occurs under the eye of the camera, an alert to the surveillance staff is being sent, so they can act accordingly. In the contemporary camera surveillance environment, a LOT is being missed, which we counter by applying our smart deep-learning algorithm.

We have demonstrated the effectiveness of our solution during a pilot in Eindhoven (Living Lab Stratumseind). Currently, we are still monitoring that location, with great results. We also accurately detected several fights which were missed by the surveillance staff (!)

When implemented, fights can be deescalated in an early stage, and perhaps even prevented.

We are now searching for a customer (police/municipality/Living Lab/etc.) that implements our solution in the surveillance room. It is already market-ready and privacy-compliant.

Oddity.ai is a university spinoff (Utrecht University) with three co-founders and two employees. We are based in Utrecht, but flexible to implement anywhere in The Netherlands. Please contact me (Thomas Alflen, co-founder and director of Oddity.ai) if you would like to know more!

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Benjamin Gramsch, posted

Job application

I am Benjamin, master’s graduated in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics at VU Amsterdam. I am interested in smart city projects, related to energy, mobility and city development.
I have knowledge in data analysis and environmental & urban economics as I’ve worked in related projects in Chile, such as the implementation of the first 100 electric public transport buses in Latin-America and the renovation of abandoned public spaces in Santiago. Also, I am currently working part-time as a researcher in a project called Leave Fossil Fuels Underground at UvA.
I am looking for a part time position related with these topics, if you are interested please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Benjamin

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Marion ter Welle, Senior Researcher , posted

Telecompaper 5G Innovation Challenge - inschrijving geopend!

5G Innovation Challenge op 28 November - op zoek naar het beste 5G idee!

Heb je een goed idee waar je 5G goed voor kunt of moet gebruiken? Meld je dan aan!
Telecompaper biedt je een platform: de 5G Innovation Challenge op 28 November, als onderdeel van Telecompaper's congres over 5G. Het congres heeft als thema 'De impact van 5G op Nederland' en we zijn dan ook op zoek naar ideeën of producten of oplossingen die dmv 5G een positieve bijdrage aan de Nederlandse economie/maatschappij kunnen leveren.

Op ons congres krijg je de kans om aan een divers publiek je product/oplossing te laten zien en tevens te netwerken met deelnemers uit vele verschillende sectoren, zoals de overheid, telecom operators, consultancies, investeerders en de media.

Zie https://www.telecominsights.nl/#InnovationChallenge voor de inschrijvings criteria.

Voor vragen bel Marion ter Welle op 030-6349663 of mail naar feedback@telecompaper.com

Met vriendelijke groeten
Marion ter Welle
Telecompaper.

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Soile Motsakov, Business Development Manager , posted

Looking for a construction company to test our products in Amsterdam

instagrid - we are a start-up with new technology for the world's most advanced battery-driven portable power supply. Our products can replace mobile diesel generators, that are still largely used on construction sites, reducing local emissions to zero and improving the air quality in the city. We would like Amsterdam to be one of the pioneering cities to test and implement this new technology.

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Andrew Watkins, President , posted

Smart Building & Lighting Opportunity

We, Marketplace.city, have partners looking for innovative smart building and smart lighting solutions for a new build construction on multiple buildings in a multi-use facility.

The development will include 700 multifamily units, 370k sq-ft in office space, 100k sq-ft of flexible space, over 300 hotel rooms and 1600 parking space across 30 acres. The project is located in the United States.

Do you have these solutions ready? Find more information and register your interest at https://marketplace.city/cities/public-private-partnership.

Marketplace.city helps governments find, evaluate and buy technology. We connect companies to opportunities with our partners as they arise.

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Sam Smits, Trainee 5G , posted

KPN 5G Consumer Challenge

Will you join us in the 5G Challenge?

The future mobile 5G network is more than a faster version of the usual 3G and 4G wireless technologies. In addition to improved bandwidth, 5G has a lower latency (the delay in communication between devices), better security options and more powerful antenna concepts and a much higher capacity. Where 4G connected for people, 5G will connect society.

Will you join us in the challenge?
You are a start-up with the skills to connect society. We - the Johan Cruijff Arena, City of Amsterdam, Capgemini/Sogeti and KPN - challenge you to design and pitch a compelling service/application for consumers using 5G capabilities.

For more information and to sign up for the challange visit:
https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-kpn-5g-consumer-challenge-66995747083

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Gertjan de Vries, Partner at SensorTeam B.V., posted

WANTED: Launching customer for AI audio analysis project with Google, ML6 and SensorTeam

Google, ML6 and SensorTeam are joining forces and are looking for your help

We have started a proof of concept to recognize sound by expanding our cutting edge wireless sensor-technology with AI based audio analysis models from ML6.

SensorTeam’s IoT SoundSensor™ is an extremely accurate and cheap sound sensor which is solar powered, LoRaWAN compliant and LTE-M ready. This plug-and-play outdoor sensor runs autonomously anywhere in the world.

Sound recognition from regular ambient noise can be interesting for many reasons:

- Smart maintenance and Industry application
- Social noise disturbances from festivals, events or terrasses
- Public safety: gunshots, explosives, angry crowds
- Noise impact of airplanes, trains or highways
- Indoor noise solutions (office, security)
- Your idea here ;)

Interested in our technology or a mutually beneficial collaboration with Google/ML6 and SensorTeam? Do you have a relevant use case for our technology? Please contact us by sending an email to info@sensorteam.io.

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Pitch your sensing initiative in Datalab this Thursday!

In the last couple of years, there were plenty of inspiring local initiatives measuring and sensing issues, such as air quality, water quality and amounts of people. What were the results of these experiments and projects?

On the 6th of June, Amsterdam Smart City hosts 'Data Dilemma's: Sensing the City' in Datalab. Several bottom-up initiatives will present themselves, share the data they collected and tell you about the challenges they encountered. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-data-smart-city-data-dilemmas-2-sensing-the-city-tickets-61992657708

And you can be part of the program!

Do you have an initiative that can measure air quality, water quality, smell or something else? Let us know and you might get this last-minute chance to pitch on stage!

Drop a line below or send an e-mail to Nancy, via nancy@amsterdamsmartcity.com.

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Wendolijn Beukers, Project manager , posted

Wanted: pitches of smart city solutions for digital twins

Do you have a smart city solution for digital twins? Pitch your product or service on 5 September 2019 in Antwerp (Belgium)!

On 5 September 2019 Economic Board Utrecht (EBU) and Future City Foundation organise the Networking excursion Digital Twin to Antwerp (Belgium) for administrators with delegation leader Klaas Verschuure (alderman for the Municipality of Utrecht). We want to learn about the possibilities of a digital twin for municipalities and provinces.

To bring supply and demand together and share knowledge, we offer tech companies and data experts the opportunity to pitch their smart city solution for an audience of 40 administrators and the top of municipalities and provinces from the Netherlands. Interested parties can register their pitch until 10 July 2019.

What kind of pitches are we looking for?
- Smart city solutions for that municipalities or provinces face (physical, social and economic)
- Successful smart city projects or experiences from local governments which are interesting for other municipalities or provinces.
- Innovative smart city business ideas from smart entrepreneurs, app builders or other techs.

There is room for 15 pitches, participation is without charge and possible until 10 July 2019. Pitches can be given in Dutch or English.

Interested? Check our website for more information and to register: https://future-city.nl/pitches-antwerp-eng/

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